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Gastrointestinal tract cancer cases on the rise at PGIMER

Incidences of gastrointestinal tract-related cancer have seen a huge increase at the PGI and the premier hospital has started new treatment of immunotherapy. The maximum increase of over 63 per cent is in colon cancer cases. Hepatobiliary cancer cases too ...

Source: The Tribune
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Hawkins named chief of hepatobiliary-pancreatic and GI surgery

William Hawkins, MD, a noted pancreatic cancer surgeon, has been named chief of the Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the Neidorff Family and Robert C. Packman Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St ...

Published: 22 Nov 2014

Westchester Medical Center Welcomes New Surgical Director

In his new role at Westchester Medical Center, Sogawa will oversee the continuing growth of Westchester Medical Center's kidney transplant program and help expand the liver transplant, hepatobiliary ... in general surgery and gastrointestinal surgery ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 12 Apr 2016

Highly-Touted Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Metabolism Researcher Dr. Oliver F. Bathe Named Adviser to M Pharmaceutical, Inc.

"The wealth and scope of knowledge associated with Dr. Bathe, especially in areas of diabetes, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery, and critical care, will only strengthen our company's capacity in the pursuit of excellence with respect to our ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 17 Jul 2015

Excess body weight and obesity—the link with gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancer

Excess body weight (EBW) is an independent risk factor for many human malignancies, including cancers throughout the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract from ... in the first 10 years after bariatric surgery.

Source: Nature
Published: 08 Mar 2011

Patients with gastrointestinal tumors at higher risk of other cancers

"Only 5 percent of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors have a hereditary disorder that predisposes them to develop multiple benign and malignant tumors," said Jason K. Sicklick, MD, assistant professor of surgery and UC San Diego Moores Cancer ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 01 May 2015

Dr. Nita Ahuja appointed the Carmalt Professor of Surgery

Her surgical specialization is in gastrointestinal ... and her training in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins focused on hepatobiliary malignancies and joined ...

Source: Yale News
Published: 22 Mar 2018

8 Reasons You're So, Um, Gassy

You may already be aware of sugar-free gum's double whammy: When you chew, you swallow nitrogen-filled air as well as sorbitol, an artificial sweetener that defies the intestines' attempts to break it down, resulting in gale-force gastrointestinal winds.

Source: Oprah
Published: 03 Dec 2012

Accuracy of the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease Score in Estimating Pretransplant Mortality Among Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates

1 Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2 Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3 Department of Clinical and Translational ...

Source: JAMA
Published: 18 Sep 2018

Top Surgeons

Colon and rectal cancer; laparoscopic and robotic surgery; diverticulitis. Rush. 312-942-7088 Rectal cancer and sphincter preservation; laparoscopic surgery; IBD. Loyola. 708-327-2846 IBD; colon and rectal cancer and surgery. Northwestern. 312-695-6868 ...

Source: Chicago magazine
Published: 20 Dec 2013

Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA

Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, is the chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and chief ... Her surgical specialization is in gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, rectal, and pancreatic cancers. She has developed an international ...

Published: 02 Aug 2016

Gallbladder surgery

The surgery is done by viewing the procedure through a scope attached to a small camera and takes about two hours. Your gallbladder is removed in its entirety and bile is able to flow directly from your liver into your stomach. If your surgeon is concerned ...

Published: 06 Feb 2010

SNMMI publishes appropriate use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy in abdominal pain

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for hepatobiliary scintigraphy in abdominal pain. This is the third ... is also developing AUC for gastrointestinal transit, infection imaging ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 03 Aug 2017